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Three-Dimensional Correction of Complex Ankle Deformities With Computer-Assisted Planning and Patient-Specific Surgical Guides


Weigelt, Lizzy; Fürnstahl, Philipp; Hirsiger, Stefanie; Vlachopoulos, Lazaros; Espinosa, N; Wirth, S (2017). Three-Dimensional Correction of Complex Ankle Deformities With Computer-Assisted Planning and Patient-Specific Surgical Guides. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

Three-dimensional computer-assisted preoperative planning, combined with patient-specific surgical guides, has become an effective technique for treating complex extra- and intraarticular bone malunions by corrective osteotomy. The feasibility and accuracy of such a technique has not yet been evaluated for ankle deformities. Four surgical cases of varying complexity and location were selected for evaluation. Three-dimensional bone models of the affected and contralateral healthy lower limb were generated from computed tomography scans. The preoperative planning software permitted quantification of the deformity in 3 dimensions and subsequent simulation of reduction, yielding a precise surgical plan. Patient-specific surgical guides were designed, manufactured, and finally applied during surgery to reproduce the preoperative plan. Evaluation of the postoperative computed tomography scans indicated adequate reduction accuracy with residual translational and rotational errors of <3 mm and <6°, respectively. Two patients required revision surgery owing to anterior osseous impingement or delayed union of the osteotomy. All patients were satisfied with the postoperative course and were pain free at a mean follow-up period of 2.5 (range 1 to 4) years. These promising results require confirmation in a clinical study with a larger sample size.

Abstract

Three-dimensional computer-assisted preoperative planning, combined with patient-specific surgical guides, has become an effective technique for treating complex extra- and intraarticular bone malunions by corrective osteotomy. The feasibility and accuracy of such a technique has not yet been evaluated for ankle deformities. Four surgical cases of varying complexity and location were selected for evaluation. Three-dimensional bone models of the affected and contralateral healthy lower limb were generated from computed tomography scans. The preoperative planning software permitted quantification of the deformity in 3 dimensions and subsequent simulation of reduction, yielding a precise surgical plan. Patient-specific surgical guides were designed, manufactured, and finally applied during surgery to reproduce the preoperative plan. Evaluation of the postoperative computed tomography scans indicated adequate reduction accuracy with residual translational and rotational errors of <3 mm and <6°, respectively. Two patients required revision surgery owing to anterior osseous impingement or delayed union of the osteotomy. All patients were satisfied with the postoperative course and were pain free at a mean follow-up period of 2.5 (range 1 to 4) years. These promising results require confirmation in a clinical study with a larger sample size.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:29 June 2017
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 12:49
Last Modified:05 Jul 2017 03:09
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1067-2516
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2017.05.025
PubMed ID:28668219

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